US2136742A - Garter, girdle, brassiere, or like garment - Google Patents

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US2136742A
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Nov. l5, 1938. H. M. HERBENER GATER, GIRDLE, BRASSIRE, OR LIKE GARMENT Filed Oct, 8, 1937 4 Smets-sheet 1 i, x y

gyn/vendo@ W Hrber 0 W1 U H Nov. l5, 1938. H. M. HERBENER GARTER, GIRDLE, BRASSIRE, OR LIKE GARMENT Filed Oct. 8, 1957 4 Sheecs-Shee1'l 2 NOV, 15, 1938. I v H, M HERBENER 2,136,742

GARTER, G IRDLE, BRSSIRE, OR LIKE GARMENT Filed 001:. 8, 1957 4 Sheets-Sheet 5 Hen/1151 Herbener.

Nov. 15, 1938. H. M. HERBENER GARTER, GIRDLE, BRASSIRE. OR L'IKE GARMENT Patented Nov. 15, 1938 y rPivrlezN'r OFFICE 2,136,742 GARTER, GIBDLE, BaAssrEnE, R LIKE GARMENT Henry M. Herbener, Thomasville, Ga.

Application October 8, 1937, Serial No. 168,059

18 Claims.

My invention relates to apparel.

'I'he present application is a continuation in part of my co-pending application for Folding garters, Serial No. 38,645, filed August 30, 1935, and this co-pending application 38,645 is a conuation in part of my earlier application for Garters, Serial No. 676,373, filed June 17, 1933, and application 676,373 was co-pending with application 38,645. y

The invention is adapted to be embodied in dif ferent types of apparel, such as garters, girdles, corsets or corselettes, panty girdles, brassires or other similar garments, When embodied in a garter, it renders the same capable of being folded transversely upon itself for receiving and holding a stocking. When embodied in a girdle, it prevents the free end of the girdle from rolling. Such a girdle may also have a section foldable upon the other section, if desired. The invention also resides in a section of fabric which may be used for various purposes, namely, to be sewed upon other articles of apparel or to be used for other articles of apparel, such as a flat garter.

In the accompanying drawings forming a part of this application and in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same,

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a garter embodying my invention,

Figure 2 is a side elevation, parts out away. of the garter, before folding,

Figure 3 is a similar View showing the garter folded,

Figure 4 is an enlarged transverse section taken on line 4--4 of Figure l,

Figure 5 is a similar view taken on line 5--5 of Figure 1,

Figure 6 is an enlarged perspective view of one end of the webbing from which the garter is made, the same being unraveled,

Figure 7 is a horizontal section taken on line 1 1 of Figure 1,

Figure 8 is a section taken on line 8-8 of Figure 1,

Figure 9 is a side elevation, parts cut away, of a modied form of garter,

Figure 10 is a side elevation, parts cut away, of a further modified form of garter,

Figure 11 is a horizontal section taken on line Il-|| of Figure 10, l

Figure 12 is a side elevation, parts cut away, of a fabric band to be embodied in the garter or girdle,

Figure 13 is a transverse section taken on line I3-I3 of Figure 12,

Figure 13' is a horizontal section taken on line |3'I3' of Figure 12,

Figure 14 is a modified form of elastic band embodying my invention,

Figure 15 is a transverse section taken on line |5-l5 of Figure 14,

Figure 16 is a side elevation, parts cut away, of a further modified form of elastic band embodying my invention,

Figure 17 is a transverse section taken online Ii-I'l of Figure 16,

Figure 18 is a perspective view of a girdle embodying my invention,

Figure 19 is a similar view of a second form of girdle embodying my invention,

Figure 20k is a similar view, viewed from they back, of a third form of girdle embodying my invention, v

Figure 21 is a perspective view of a corselette embodying my invention,

Figure 22 is a perspective view of a brassire embodying my invention,

Figure 23 is a perspective view of a panty girdle embodying my invention,

Figure 24 is a perspectiveview of a skirt embodying my invention,

Figure 25 is a perspective view of a mans girdle embodying my invention.

Attention being called first to Figures 1 to 9 inclusive, the numeral I5 designates a garter which is Vformed of elastic webbing or fabric which is longitudinally elastic and substantially transversely inelastic. This longitudinally elastic woven fabric includes longitudinal rubber threads i6, and longitudinally extensible fiber threads I1' and transverse fiber threads or lling I8, which are woven to produce the fabric. The outer or edge elastic threads i6 are preferably wrapped with ber or thread, such as rayon, as shown at I 6', which prevents these outer elastic threads running or creeping in the fabric if Vthey should break or become cut. The garter comprises an annular section I9 which is foldable transversely over a companion annular section 2li, 4as will be explained.

In forming the garter, the elongated section of longitudinally elastic fabric or webbing is cut in a suitable length and the free ends brought together in substantial contacting relation and secured together preferably by zig-zag stitching` 2l, Figures 1 and 8, and these connected ends and zigzag stitching are coated,A with a "ubber solution such as latex, which will soak into and impregnate the fabric and will rapidly dry. This latex is a pure uncured rubber solution which, when drying, will produce rubber. This latex produces a strip 22 of rubber, which is securely bonded to the longitudinal rubber and fabric strands of the fabric and also the zig-zag stitching, so that the ends of the rubber threads I6 cannot creep or run inwardly in-the fabric.

When the rubber strip 22 is almost dry, it is pressed with a smooth surface to iron and make it smooth. When the strip 22 is completely dried and cured, it is given .a second coat of latex or uncured rubber solution, which has a pigment added thereto, having a color corresponding to the color of the garter. This produces a strip or joint which is attractive in appearance and eliminates the necessity of placing a fabric ribbon or tape over the joint, requiring sewing, but the ends of the elastic fabric may be secured together by any other suitable means, including sewing, if

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The annular section 20 of the garter is provided with spaced transversepockets 25, including oppositely arranged sides 26 and 21. Each pocket is closed at its outer end, but is provided at its inner end and at its outer side 21 with a normally contracted opening or slit 28, which is narrower than the pocket.

In the Weaving of the fabric to produce the annular portion 20 and the pockets 25 therein, the elastic threads I6 are arranged in pairs and the same is true of the longitudinal i'lber threads Il. The elastic threads I6 in section I9 are not present in pairs, but are single although the fiber threads I'I are present in pairs with respect to each single elastic thread in section I9 and with respect to each pair of elastic threads in section 20. The pairs of longitudinal threads I6 and I'I are present in the annular section 20 be tween the pockets 25, but when each pocket is reached, each pair of longitudinal threads is separated and one longitudinal thread is woven into one side of the pocket and the other longitudinal thread cf the pair is Woven into the opposite side of the pocket. In other Words, there are twice as many longitudinal threads in the section 20 between the pockets as there are in each sideof each pocket. As clearly shown in Figures 4, 5, and 6, the longitudinal elastic threads I6 in the annular section 20 are arranged in close or contacting relation, forming pairs of the same. In the spaces between the pockets, these closely assembled pairs of elastic threads I6 have the lling woven about the same, Figure 4, whereby these pairs of elastic threads serve in effect as single threads, in the Weaving operation, and when the pockets are reached, these pairs of elastic threads are divided, and one thread from each pair extends through each side of the pocket, and the filling is woven about the single elastic threads in the sides of the pocket, as shown in Figure 5. This produces a fabric having a substantially uniform width and appearance throughout its length. It should be noted that the elastic threads I6 in each pair are disposed in` transverse alignment with respect to the face of the fabric, which somewhat increases the thickness of the fabric between the pockets with respect to the thickness of eachside of each pocket, but does not increase the width of the fabric materially. 'Ihe longitudinal threads I6, in the annular section I9 are not arranged in pairs, although the threads I1 may be and the section I9 is woven with a plurality of single longitudinal threads IG, as is customary. While a pair of fiber threads Il is shown for each longitudinal elastic thread I6, in section I9 and for each pair of elastic threads I6 in section 20, yet

.any even number of fiber threads may be used,

so that they may be divided and an equal number be present in the opposite sides of the pockets. In the weaving of the elongated section of fabric having the pockets 25, when each pocket is reached. additional filling is added to each side of the pocket, so that each side of the pocket will have the same amount of filling as the section I9 or the web of the section 20 between the pockets. In other words, the filling ofthe sides of the pocket is not divided as was done with the longitudinal elastic threads, but the combined two sides of the pocket will have substantially twice as much filling as the web between the pockets. This renders the pocket stout and strong, preventing wearing by the reinforcing rib. Further, in Weaving, there is double the number of filling or transverse threads at the closed end of the pocket that there is in either side of the pocket. The outer end of each pocket 25 is thus closed, While its inner end is provided with the slitor opening 28, which is formed in the side 21 of the pocket and is produced by having the transverse lling threads, when they are reversed, not caught under the adjacent longitudinal rubber thread. The opening or slit 28 is narrower than the pocket, but when the section 20 is stretched longitudinally, this opening will become as long as the width of the pocket before it is placed under tension, with the result that the reinforcing rib 29 may be inserted into the pocket through the opening or slit 28, but when the garter is again released from stretching action, it will contract and the pocket will contract so that the opening 28 becomes narrower than the rib 29 Which will be held beneath the shoulder 30. The rib 29 cannot be accidentally displaced from within the pocket. A reinforcing stiffening rib 29 may be arranged within each pocket or selected pockets and these ribs may be formed of whale bone, Celluloid, metal or the like.

In the weaving of the garment, it is preferred to have the longitudinal fiber threads I'I adjacent to the free edges and adjacent to the inner ends of the pockets 25, finer than the remaining longitudinal fiber threads. The purpose of this is to permit of using an increased number of rubber longitudinal threads in these portions of the garter to increase their elasticity by arranging the rubber threads closer together, and to make the garter thicker at its inner portion, when folded, eliminating any concave appearance that the garter may have.

In Figure 9, I have shown a garter similar to the garter shown in Figures 1 to 8 inclusive, except that the pockets 25 are formed in both annular sections I9 and 2D in the manner described in connection with the section 20. These pockets carry stifening ribs 29 and the pockets are arranged in staggered relation.

In Figures 10 and 11, I have shown a still further modiiied form of garter. This garter includes a section of woven fabric 3I included in the annular garter. The woven fabric is an elastic web which is longitudinally elastic having longitudinally elastic threads 32, which are passed about sets of flat stiilening ribs 33, which may be formed of whale bone, Celluloid, metal or the like. The outer ends of these stiffening ribs 33 may be suitably covered by the selvage of the fabric while the inner ends of the stiffening ribs 33 of one set are spaced from the inner ends of the other set forming a plain folding zone 34.

eningribs in the upper set -while using the ribs in the lower set, or vice versa. i

In all forms of garters, the ends of the fabric may be connected in the manner described in conection with the first form, if desired.

Inthe use of the garter, it is applied to the leg, preferably above the knee, and the lower annular section having the ribs is arranged lowermost. The top ofthe stocking is applied to the lower annular section to cover the same, and the upper section is then folded downwardly over the loWer section. T he entire garter is then `turned inwardly and upwardly for two complete turns or for any suitable number of turns. garter is not necessarily restricted to this cise use.

In view of the description of the garter, it is The pre-

apparent that the garter is made from an elon-v gated fabric having spaced transverse pockets formed integral therewith. The fabric is longitudinally elastic betwen the pockets, and each pocket has opposed sides, and both sides are elastic in a direction longitudinally of the elongated fabric. The fabric embodied in the garter as shown in Figure 1 also includes the section i9, which is longitudinally elastic throughout its entire length and projecting laterally beyond the ends of the pockets. It is thus seen that the fabric which I have produced is adapted for the making of the folding garter, but it may also be used in making other articles of apparel, with slight modifications, as will be described.

Attention is now called to Figure 18 of the drawings, showing a girdle to be worn by awoman. This girdle comprises a preferably tubular knit ,or woven body portion 35, adapted to conform to the shape of the body, when worn. This body portion is preferably two-way elastic, to stretch horizontally and vertically, as indicated by the arrows. Attached to the top and bottom of the body portion 35 are body encircling or closed bands or strips tt, Figure 12, which are substantially identical, except that the lower band 3b may be wider than the upper band. The bands 3b are similar to the lower section 2li of the garter shown in Figure l, andl are woven in a similar manner. Each band comprises an elongated section of elastic fabric which is longitudinally elastic but transversely non-elastic. The band tt is provided with the transverse spaced pockets 3l, corresponding to the pockets it of Figure l and pockets lill may have openings 3b at their inner ends, corresponding to the openings 2t, Figure l. Each band 36 has its web or material between the adjacent pockets longitudinally elastic and each pocket 3l has opposite sides, both of which are elastic in a direction longitudinally oithe band. The web of the band is extended for a short distance, as shown at 39, beyond the inner ends of the pockets, and this extension te is longitudinally elastic and corresponds to the section le in Figure l. In the form of girdle shown in Figure 18, each band 3b is attached to the body portion 35- by zig-zag or elastic Stitching dll, Figure l2, passing through the extension Sii and the body portion 35. It is thus seen that the body portion of the girdle 35 is provided at its top and bottom with the ericircling band or strip, which is longitudinally elastic throughout its entire length, and yet-this strip or band will not roll transversely upon itself, thus eliminating the rolling of the girdle at its ends, which frequently occurs. Ii desired, the band or strip 36 can be folded upon the girdle, at the line of stitching 40, either inwardly or outwardly, and this maybe done when it is desired to shorten the girdle. `Where hose supporters are attached to the lower end of the girdle, and the liability of such lower end of the girdle rollingis eliminated to a certain extent, the strip or band 36 may be omitted, if desired.

When it is contemplated that the strip or band 36 will be folded upon the" body portion of the girdle, such strip or band may be woven with longitudinally elastic extensions M and it at both edges, Figures 14 and l5, one for attaching the inner edge oi. the band to the' girdle by sewing or the like and the other edge for attaching the band to the girdle when it is folded upon the girdle, as shown in Figure 15.

In Figures 16 and 17, the strip or band tb is shown as having the pockets til extending throughout the entire width-of the band. The reinforcing rib 43 is shortened, so that the stitching M will not pass through the same. This stitching attaches the band 36 to the body portion of the girdle and passes through the inner ends of the opposite sides of each pocket. The stitching thereforeserves to attach the band to the body portion of the girdle and also closes the pockets.

In Figure 19, I have shown a modiiied form of girdle to be worn by a woman, including a body portion 45,.which is' preferable two-way elastic and is elastic horizontally and vertically. This body portion may be a woven or Knit fabric. At the front of the girdle there is a panel 46, preferable of a woven fabric which is preferably one-way elastic so that it is elastic horizontally and not elastic vertically. The panel is attached to the body portion i5 byrsewing or the like. At

the top of the elastic body portion l5 is a strip or band 41, similar to the strip or band 3B, attached to the body portion 45 in a similar manner as described in connection with Figure 18. The band dl does not extend entirely around the body portion d5, but terminates at a band section rit, and is secured thereto by stitching t9 or the like. The band section i3 is suitably secured to the insert il@ by stitching or the like as described in connection with Figure l2. The band section t@ is similar to the band section el, but is wider. The band section 4l and band section d8 form an encircling or closed band, corresponding to the band sectioni` 3G. This band incIuding sections fil and 43 is provided with the same transverse pockets holding the stiiening ribs. Attached to the lower end of the body portion @t is a band or section 53, substantially identical with the band 3b, Figure 18, and secured to the body portion in the same manner `as described in connection with Figure 18.

In Figure 20, I have shown a womans girdle its top and bottom and correspond to the bands.

315 and are attached in a similar manner. The bodyv portion ti is provided with a iront insert of fabric, which is preferably one-way elastic only to yield horizontally but not vertically. The

body portion 6i is further provided at its rear with a fabric insert 64, which is one-way elastic only, to yield vertically.l The upper band 52 is shown folded outwardly or downwardly upon the body portion 6I.

In Figure 21, I have shown a corset or corselette 65, provided at its lower end with a band 66, corresponding to the band 36, Figure 18, and attached to the body portion in a similar manner. The body portion of the corselette is preferably two-way elastic, to stretch horizontally and vertically, but it may be one-way elasticor may be made in any other standard method including panels and reinforcing ribs.

In Figure 22, a band or strip 61 is shown, corresponding to the strip 36 in construction and material while the band 51 is cut transversely to provide free ends which are to be detachably connected by a snap or hook 58. The band 61 is attached to the lower edge of a brassire 6! which may be elastic or non-elastic.

In Figure 23, I have shown a panty girdle designated by the numeral 66 including a body portion 6I and legs 62. A band or strip 63 corresponding to the band or strip 36 is attached to the top of the body portion 6|, While similar bands 63 are attached to the lower ends of the ,61 and 66 are arranged at the top and bottom of the body portion 66. These bands 61 and 66 arekslmilar to the bands 36, Figure 18, but in- .stead of being made separate from the body portion 66 and stitched thereto, they are woven integral with the body portion 66. The pockets 31 in the upper band 61 are formed open at their tops, for the insertion of the ribs 29. The openings at the top of these pockets may be closed with zig-zag stitching like the stitching 44 in Figure 16. The pockets 31 in the lower band 68 are open at their tops, but these openings are narrower than the width of the ribs 29, to prevent the displacement of the ribs, as explained in connection with the openings 28 in Figure 1.

It is thus seen that each of the garments described in Figures 18 to 25 inclusive, embodies a. body portion which is adapted to encircle the body or a portion of the same and which body portion may be elastic, one-way or two-way, and such body portion is provided at its top or bottom edges or both with my elastic strip or band, having the spaced transverse pockets receiving the stiifening ribs. The strip or band is elastic throughout its entire length and to accomplish this, the web between the adjacent pockets is longitudinally elastic, and each pocket has opposed sides, both of which are elastic in a direction longitudinally of the band. The strip or band is knit or woven and the band and its pockets are therefore integral. The same is true of the bands shown in Figures 12 to 17 inclusive.

In Figure 23, the panty girdle 60 is shown as equipped with hose supporters 69.

In Figure 25, the numeral I9 designates a strap to be used with the girdle 66, and this strap is detachably connected at the front and rear with the girdle.

The term garment as used in the claims is employed in a. broad sense to cover each and all oi' the articles of apparel disclosed in this application.

It is to be understood that the forms of my invention herewith shown and described are to be taken as preferred examples of the same, and that various changes in the shape, size. and arrangement of parts, may be resorted to, without departing from the spirit of my invention or the scope of the subjoined claims.

Having described my invention, what I claim is:

l. A section of woven elastic fabric having transverse pockets woven therewith, said pockets being elastic in a direction longitudinally of the section of fabric, each pocket having an opening which is shorter than the width of the pocket, and a'stifiening rib for insertion in the pocket through the opening when the pocket is stretched in a direction longitudinally of the section.

2. A folding garment, comprising a body portion lto encircle a portion of the body and formed of woven longitudinally elastic fabric having circumfei-entially extending sections, one section having transverse pockets, and stiflening ribs held within the pockets, one section being foldable over the other section.

3. A folding-garment, comprising a body portion to encircle a portion of the body and formed of woven longitudinally elastic fabric having circumferentially extending sections, one section having transverse pockets woven thereon, and stiifening ribs within certain of the pockets, one section being foldable over the other section.

4. A folding garment, comprising a body portion for encircling a portion of the body and formed of woven longitudinally elastic fabric having circumferentially extending sections, one section having transverse pockets woven integral therewith, said pockets being elastic in a direction longitudinally of the section, each pocket having an opening which is shorter than the width of the pocket, and stiffening ribs for insertion within selected pockets through the openings when the pockets are stretched in a direction longitudinally of its section, one section being foldable over the other section.

5. A girdle or like garment comprising a body portion which is at least in part circumferentially elastic in use and flexible and tends to roll near its end, and means carried by the body portion near such end to prevent the body portion from..

rolling near such end, said means being also at least in part elastic circumferentially when in use and stii in a direction generally at a right angle to the circumferential direction.

` 6. A girdle or like garment comprising a fabric body portion which is at least in part circumferentially elastic in use and flexible and tends to roll near its end, a. group of relatively short stiffening ribs secured to the body portion near such end, the group extending throughout at least a part of the circumference of the fabric body portion the ribs extending transversely of the group and the fabric between the ribs being elastic in a direction longitudinally of the group, the ribs preventing the rolling of the body portion near the end.

7. A girdle or like garment comprising a fabric body portion which is at least in part circumferentially elastic in use and flexible and normally tends to roll near its end, the body portion being provided near such end with a group of spaced pockets, the group extending throughout at least a part of the circumference of the fabric body portion, the pockets extending transversely of the group, the fabric between adjacent pockets being elastic circumferentially or longitudinally of the group, each pocket having opposedsides, and ribs held within the pockets, the ribs preventing the rolling of the girdle near the end.

8. A girdle or like garment, comprising a body portion to receive the body and being at least in part circumferentially elastic in use, said body portion having separate groups of pockets at its opposite ends, each group extending throughout at least a part ofthe circumference of the body portion, the pockets extending transversely of the groups, the fabric between the pockets in each group being elastic longitudinally of the group, each pocket comprising opposed sides, both sides oi' each pocket being elastic longitudinally of the group, and stiffening ribs in certain of the pockets of each group. f

9. A girdle or like garment, comprising a body portion which is at least in part elastic circumferentially in use, a separate band arranged near one end of the body portion, said band extending circumferentially of the body portion throughout the major portion of its circumference, said band having spaced transverse pockets, said pockets extending throughout substantially the entire length of the band, the band being longitudinally elastic, and means to attach the band to the body portion.

10. A garment of the character described, comprising a flexible body portion to receive a portion of the body, said body portion tending to roll at its end, a fabric band arranged near the end of the body portion, said fabric band having transverse spaced pockets formed integral therewith, the fabric between the pockets beinglelastic longitudinally of the band, each pocket having opposed sides which are elastic longitudinally of the band, and means to attach the4 band to the body portion and stiffening ribs arranged within certain of the pockets.

11. A girdle or like garment comprising a body portion formed of fabric which is at least in part elastic, said body portion being flexible and tending to roll at its end, said body portion being provided near such end with a group of spaced pockets, the group extending throughout at least a part of the circumference of the body portion, the pockets extending transversely of the group and being integral with the fabric, -the fabric between the pockets being elastic longitudinally of the group, each pocket having opposed sides, both sides of each pocket being originally elastic longitudinally of the group, and stiffening ribs within certain pockets.

l2, A foundation garment stretchable in a horizontal direction and normally tending to roll vertically near its margin and comprising a marginal zone ci' fabric having spaced transverse pockets formed integral therewith, the fabric between adjacent pockets being longitudinally elastic, each pocket having opposed sides, both sides of each pocket being elastic. in a direction longitudinally of the fabric, and a stiening rib in each of a plurality of said pockets, the margina] zone preventing the vertical rolling of the garment.

13. A foundation garment stretchabl-e in a horizontal direction, and normally tending to roll vertically at its margin and comprising al margina! zone of fabric having spaced transverse pockets formed integral therewith, the fabric between adjacent pockets being longitudinally elastic, each pocket having opposed sides, both sides of eachpocliet being elastic in a direction lungi` tudinally of the fabric, and a stiffening rib Vin each of a plurality of said pockets, each pocket being open at one end for receiving a stiffening rib after the pockets are formed, said marginal zone preventing the vertical rolling of the garment at the margin.

14. A foundation garment stretchable in a horizontal direction and normally tending to vertically roll near its margin and comprising a marginal zone of fabric having spaced transverse pockets formed integral therewith, the fabric between adjacent pockets being longitudinally elastic, each pocket having opposed sides, both sides of each pocket being elastic in a direction longitudinally of the fabric, and a stifening rib in each of a plurality of said pockets, each pocket being open at one end for receiving a stiiening rib after the pockets are formed, and means for retaining the ribs in said pockets, the marginal zone preventing the said vertical rolling of the garment.

15. A section of fabric having spaced transverse pockets woven integral therewith, each l pocket having opposed sides, the fabric having continuous longitudinal elastic threads, theelastlc threads being arranged in pairs, the elastic threads in each pair being disposed in substantial alignment with each other in a direction transversely of the face of the fabric, the pairs of elastic threads being divided at the pockets, each side of each pocket containing substantially only one-half the number of longitudinal elastic threads as the spaces between the pockets, the spaces between the pockets having transverse filling which is woven about eachpair of elastic threads as a single thread, each opposltely arranged side of each pocket having transverse lling woven about the single elastic threads therein, the transverse filling threads of each side of each pocket being' more than half the number of the transverse filling threads of the pockets having transverse iilling threads and. each side of each pocket having transverse filling threads, the combined number of transverse filling threads in the opposed sides of each pocket being considerably more than the number 4of transverse filling threads in the space between the pockets for the same distance, the transverse filling threads of the opposite sides of each pocket being Woven at the closed end of the pocket so that there are double the number of filling threads at the closed end of the pocket as in each side of the pocket, the spaces between the pockets being longitudinally elastic and the opposed sides of each pocket being longitudinally elastic, the pockets being adapted to receive stiffening ribs.

i7. A fabric band having spaced transverse stiifening rib receiving pockets formed integral therewith, the fabric between the adjacent pockets being longitudinally elastic, eachpocket having opposed sides, both sides of each pocket being elastic in a direction longitudinally of the fabric,

the edge portion of the band extending beyond which is shorter than the width oi the pocket the end of the pocket for providing a portion for for affording a shoulder. and a member for inattochment purposes. sertion within the pocket through the opening V1.8. A section of woven elastic fabric having and having a part to engage over the shoulder l tnnlverse pockets woven therewith. said pockets to normally prevent the separation of the meml being elntic in a direction longitudinally of the ber and pocket. .section of fabric. each pocket having an opening HENRY M. HERBENER..

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